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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 55 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 52 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 613 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1316 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 63 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 76 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 39 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 48 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 43 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 115 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 128 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 16 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 28 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1265 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1317 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 656 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 678 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 345 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 374 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 237 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 662 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 699 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 425 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 236 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 407 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 632 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 465 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 534 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 386 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4546 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2079 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 118 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 333 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1032 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 166 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 160 views